The Basic-Research Challenge Brian Fuller 2/14/2014 (7) comments A quick conversation with a leading engineering educator about a couple of hot topics: the state of basic research and aircraft innovation.
Getting Into Google's Headspace Logical Link 2/4/2014 (12) comments Google has gotten plenty of attention as a technology company. However, there's every chance that in the not-too-distant future, this less-than-typical OEM will migrate to top-tier OEM status.
I'll Take Watson for 2014, Alex Michael Dunn 2/1/2014 (3) comments If IBM has its way, Watson will be ready for prime time sooner rather that later. It's good news for a number of business sectors, especially healthcare.
Pedestrian Dead Reckoning Enables Indoor Navigation Without WiFi R. Colin Johnson 12/24/2013 (6) comments Sensor Platforms Pedestrian Dead Reckoning (PDR) addition to its FreeMotion Library gives original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) the means to enable indoor navigation, more detailed activity monitoring, sports/health applications, and a whole range of new location-based services.
Google Searches for Robots' Home Rick Merritt 12/12/2013 (23) comments As it tries to make robots mainstream, Google has the cash, as well as a smart, passionate, and experienced enthusiast in Andy Rubin, to potentially make it happen.
Europe's Renewable Energy Is Costly -- for Now Bruce Gain 11/20/2013 (13) comments In the near term, the scenario would be bad for those whose livelihoods depend on the European supply chain, but the shift out of Europe because of high renewable energy costs would have little impact (if any) on global supply chain costs.
Belly Up to the Bar (Code) Malcolm Fuller 11/16/2013 (16) comments Delta Controls, one of the largest independent manufacturers of building automation controllers, has started using bar codes to track their inventory and make their operations run more efficiently.
Next Step in PMBus Evolution Dave Freeman 11/13/2013 (4) comments As loads become more dynamic, there is a need to increase the PMBus throughput, so the new version of the PMBus standard extends the clock speed from 400 kHz to 1 MHz.
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